Car Battery Prices Buying Guide & Options

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When comparing car battery prices, you must take into consideration it is one of the most critical components of your vehicle, something that many new and inexperienced motorists fail to consider. The “Life-Cycles” of your battery is just as crucial as its CCA’s, as they power your vehicle’s ignition and on-board auxiliaries such as A/C, GPS, stereo, lights and the vehicle’s computers.

Surprisingly, we get asked over the phone, “Do you have cheap or second hand used automotive batteries?” Our response, “No way!” With modern-day vehicle’s sophisticated electronics, you don’t take the risk with inferior products. Although price plays an important role when shopping around, the importance and function of each product, you are buying needs prioritisation for your final purchase.

Do your research diligently, by doing so; you will get a better idea where is the best place to buy a car battery based on quality and price.

One crucial question that you should always ask yourself is, “How much of an inconvenience would it be to me if that product were to fail?”

When thinking of buying a new battery for your car, which “Option” would you prefer?

OPTION No 1:

Do-it-yourself and buy in-store for an approximate $155.00 – $175.00 price tag (small size battery), fit at your “Own Risk”

  • Firstly, you will need to make sure; it is your battery that’s faulty and not some other electrical problem, such as a faulty alternator or starter motor. You will require a digital battery analyser/meter and a hydrometer to carry out the testing. Remember, batteries are “Dangerous Goods”, and health and safety handling procedures are your safeguards and need proper action.
  • Secondly, you will need to purchase a memory minder to retain your radio’s security and driveability codes when disconnecting your battery. If you do not have the password at hand and lose it, it will be a time-consuming effort and an additional fee involved, retrieving it from your dealer. Scanning may also be required for re-programming and clear any error codes in most modern European vehicles. (charges apply)

OPTION No 2:

Call the roadside service professionals for a surprisingly affordable price (fully insured, all work guaranteed)

  • Get all the above services by a professional technician, without having to leave your premises. We do all the testing, save your memory and driveability codes, cleaning, and or replace deteriorated accessories such as terminals and cables, (extra fees applicable if new accessories or battery registration is required.) Whether at home, work or roadside, we come to you throughout the Newcastle Region.

”Let us get you back on the road fast and to your destination!”

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Your Benefits & Services: “We Love Our Profession”

  • Prompt roadside assistance – testing, replacement and jump-start.
  • We digitally test your battery and alternator to ensure charging output is correct.
  • We will clean battery terminals, posts and tray area with every installation.
  • A protective spray is applied to protect battery and pole terminals, plug connections from corrosion, weather and battery acids.
  • Nil membership required, use as needed, no yearly fee.
  • Nationwide warranty network.
  • Professional battery technicians, expertise guaranteed.
  • Fully insured for your “Peace of mind” that accidental mishaps will not be an issue.
  • All quoted prices include GST, no nasty surprises upon arriving.
  • The brand used – Century the Iconic Australian Brand for Australians.
  • Areas covered: Newcastle Region – Lake Macquarie RegionHunter Valley RegionCentral Coast Region

Not sure where known Car Battery Brands originate and made? Here is our quick reference guide to help you with your inquiries

  1. Century: Australian-made by Century Yuasa
  2. Supercharge: Philippines-made by Ramcar Group
  3. Exide Australia – Marshalls: Philippines-made by Ramcar Group
  4. NRMA: Korean-made by KSB Co.Ltd.

Please download the “Locally Made – Century Car and Passenger Vehicle” features/benefits summary brochure (please click image)

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Century Sealed Maintenance Free Design for your convenience – – No need to add water/electrolyte

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What Influences Car Battery Prices In Australia And What Should You Consider?

When choosing batteries, be aware that prices are affected by individual factors such as brand, manufacturer, size, amps and model. Regarding the brand name, many retailers offer generic or no-name brands at a fraction of the price of a well-known product.

Many experienced motorists do not recommend generic car batteries because they are considered less reliable. It may not apply to all generic brands, but many of these products are relatively unknown to the general public. Their manufacturers may not have the same motivation to offer consumers a more durable product. However, local manufacturers have a more vested interest in providing quality to their local customers due to their proximity. So why are generic brands still being sold? They are likely available to give consumers a cheaper alternative.

Brand/Model are factors that also influence car battery prices

Reputable, known brands such as the Century Ultra High Performance (40 Month Warranty) and Century High Performance (30 Month Warranty) sealed maintenance free-range, now with Smart Drive™ Technology, will naturally cost more than less favourite or generic brands. They can, however, be relied upon to offer optimum performance, especially in Cities ever-increasing harsh city gridlock driving conditions and have been independently tested to last up to three (3) times longer than other brands in the market.

If you are looking for a cost-effective quality source of power, a “Known Battery Brand Is Your Best Bet.”

Another factor that influences car battery prices is the size. Batteries are categorised according to their capacity, something that is known as group size and applies to the dimensions of the unit itself — its height, length and width. The actual case size formats are the standard dimensions of the battery tray in a car, which differs depending on the car brand and model.

The key is to focus on quality — the performance level, design and reliability of the battery versus its perceived capability based on its selling price. Look for one that has a solid reputation, one that consistently performs in harsh environments and has earned (and deserved) the trust of vehicle owners and drivers.

After all, who knows which batteries work best than those who use them? When your security, comfort and safety depend on choosing the right product, then select quality over low car battery prices anytime.

Where do you find competitive car battery prices without compromising quality?

If there is one particular brand you are looking for, it is often best to purchase from an authorised re-seller. Manufacturers do not just merely allow stores to sell their products. They prefer to use dealers and retailers, so they have better control over distribution and customer service. It is also an excellent way to assure the quality of their car batteries.

Battery prices at authorised re-sellers are similar, although you might find a small price difference from one seller to the next. The advantage in buying from authorised retailers is that you can confidently know the battery is brand new, you get assistance from knowledgeable personnel. You are also likely to receive installation support, and covered with a nationwide warranty.


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Keynote:

Cheaper imported generic car battery prices, tend to be more costly in the long-run since you might have to replace the unit more frequently, and we all know what a great inconvenience that is to your daily routine, correct?

Fact: Century is the only battery made in Australia, for Australians. Don’t be informed otherwise, use your due diligence and do your research. Remember, if it is not “Branded Century”, it is not made here locally.

Here is a great resource we highly recommend on common frequently asked battery questions. (Opens in new window)

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